Become a Trained Pastry Chef in Two Years
About the Program
The Baking & Pastry Arts Technology option provides a solid foundation in everything from breads and cakes to confections and frozen desserts. Special emphasis is placed on baking & pastry tools, equipment, techniques, and specialty ingredients. The heart of the Baking & Pastry Arts Technology program is hands-on lab instruction by a chef instructor in a commercial kitchen.
With the superior baking skills you’ll learn in this program, you’ll be ready for an entry-level position in a rewarding, creative career. Bakers and pastry chefs are needed for niches like:
- Artisan Breads
- Wedding Cakes
- Cake Designer/Decorator
- Research and Development Chef
- Food Stylist
Degree Options and Requirements
This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.
All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.
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Baking & Pastry Arts Technology Coursework
For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.
Baking & Pastry Arts Technology Certificate
|HRT 1213 - Sanitation and Safety||3|
|CUT 1135 - Principles of Baking||5|
|CUT 1114 - Culinary Principles I||4|
|CUT 1153 - Introduction to Culinary Arts||3|
|CUT 1613 - Nutrition||3|
|BPT 1224 - Cookies, Mignardise and Frozen Desserts||4|
|BPT 1234 - Classic Pastry, Pies and Tarts||4|
|BPT 2214 - Artisan Breads and Viennoiserie||4|
Total Credits: 30
Baking & Pastry Arts Technology Diploma
|BPT 2324 - Advanced Cakes and Patisserie||4|
|BPT 2913 - Supervised Work Experience in Baking and Pastry Arts||3|
|BPT 2334 - Chocolates, Confections Sugar Artistry||4|
|BPT 1314 - Restaurant/Catering Operations||4|
Total Credits: 15
Associate of Applied Science Degree
|ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English||3/4|
|SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I||3|
|Math/Natural Science Elective||3/4*|
|Social/Behavioral Science Elective||3|
|Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3|
Total Credits: 15/17
Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.